Book Review: Child Abuse and Its Mimics in Skin and Bone

Child Abuse and Its Mimics in Skin and Bone is a book that outlines bone and skin conditions that mimic and could be mistaken for actual physical abuse in children. The book was written by medical doctors with collective expertise in forensic radiology, pediatrics, and dermatology. Its stated design is for anyone who is confronted with the task of sorting out abuse from nonabuse in child injury cases, but the technical language of the book does make some of its content a real challenge for nonclinicians. This book is not designed as a quick read on the subject of defending child injury cases, but rather is more of a text reference that could be called upon as a resource when a specific skin or bone injury arises.